Ability360 Fitness Center
5031 East Washington Street
Down Syndrome Network of Arizona (DSNetwork) would like to share an upcoming volunteer opportunity with you! We are hosting our second annual iCan Swim Camp and we need volunteers to help us teach children with Down syndrome and other special needs how to be safe around water and how to swim independently. See the details below about iCan Swim Camp and how you can get involved. There is potential for volunteers to earn between 7 - 30 hours of volunteer work throughout the week. We will sign off on hours and write letters of recommendation after camp for participating volunteers. Thank you so much!
Name: iCan Swim Camp
When: June 18-22nd
Group 1: (ages 3-7): 9:00-9:45 am
Group 2 (ages 3-7): 10:15-11 am
Group 3 (8-12): 11:30-12:30 pm
Group 4 (13+): 1:45-2:45 pm
Group 5 (8-12): 3:15-4:15 pm
Where: Ability360 Center, 5031 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Description: Our mission is to provide unique learning opportunities in recreational swimming activities for people with disabilities where each person's abilities are embraced and nurtured to foster an environment where everyone can shine. Volunteers must be 16 or older. NO EXCEPTIONS. Volunteers must be comfortable in the water. NO SKILL REQUIREMENT. No prior experience with people with disabilities necessary. iCan Swim camp teaches kids and adults with disabilities (ages 3+) about pool and water safety and teaches them how to swim. The program is customized for each swimmer's abilities including introduction to water, beginning swimming lessons and skill refinement for competitive teams like Special Olympics. You will be assigned to work with a swimmer each day of the program as they lean basic skills in the water such as entry, exit, breathing, floating, strokes, kicking and body position. Plan to arrive 15 min early each day for a volunteer meeting. Bring a swimsuit and towel each day. Volunteers will be active for 45-60 min per session so please keep this in mind when volunteering for multiple sessions.
- Training Provided
How To Apply
You can sign up for 1 or more sessions per day. We ask that volunteers commit to attending all 5 days of camp for the session(s) that you select. Remember, swimmers rely on your attendance. We must have 1 volunteer per swimmer at camp. We have a volunteer orientation scheduled for Sunday, June 17th @ 3:30pm – 5:00pm. Please plan to attend.
If you have any questions, please contact Ariel Sansom by emailing Ariel@DSNetworkAZ.org or calling/texting (480) 759-9150.